Last week when my mom, who is a senior, was taking my dog for a walk (I am disabled), she was stopped by a young man who mentioned to her that he hoped she was able to walk safely on the snowy sidewalks. He expressed that it could be slippery and would hate to see her fall. It was at that point that he went to his truck and came back and gave her a pair of ice cleats to put on her boots when out walking in the snow.
Now I realize that he may not see this letter, but I wanted to express MY gratitude for his kindness and generosity. With everything that is going on in the world that is scary, tragic and negative, I felt it would be a good idea to write this little note as a reminder that there are FAR more good people in the world and the importance of each of us being one of them.
So whether it's holding a door for someone, a passing smile or hello or going out of your way to support a stranger, let's all remember to do our part. The impact of that encounter can go a long way to making someone's day more pleasant.
Again, a sincere thank you to this young man for being a great example in our community.
Heather Dundass, St. Albert